Wayne Elmer Lillibridge
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COSHOCTON: The last of eight siblings, Wayne Elmer Lillibridge, 93, of Coshocton left earth's challenges at 2:22 A.M., Thursday June 26, 2014 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville after a brief illness.
Born in Coshocton on January 13, 1921 to the late Elmer and Cassie (West) Lillibridge, he was a Nazarene by faith but in later years turned to radio and TV Christian programs. A 1939 graduate of Coshocton High School, he enjoyed attending many local sports activities including CHS football. A highlight in his sports life was a trip to an Ohio State Buckeye football game with son-in-law Gary, which he talked about frequently.
As a young man he took up the hobby of flying pigeons. He traveled extensively as far away as 500 miles to race the homing bird. His fine training of his pigeons won him many trophies and awards.
Never leaving Coshocton, he made his living working at the local printing companies of Shaw-Barton and JII. He was employed for a total of 40 years before retiring.
Wayne will truly be missed by his wife, Elleanora C. (Jones) Lillibridge, whom he married May 22, 1971. Other loving family members are a son, Gregory Wayne (Kristy) Lillibridge of Coshocton; daughter, Shelly Ann (Gary) Darling of Fresno; seven grandchildren, Carrie (Brad) Byers of Coshocton, Cayse Darling of Fresno, Michelle (Corey) Humphries of Conesville, Kimberly (Randy) Byrum of Memphis, Shawn Harris, Shannon (Michael) Marino, Heather (Nick) Stepanivich all of Canton; 16 great-grandchildren, Lexie, Corey, Kolby, Ethan all of Coshocton, Chad, Michael, Kyle, Tara, Christopher, Emily, Natalie, Sidney, Molley all of Canton, Sonny, Spencer, Cody of Memphis; several nieces and nephews whom he kept in touch including a very special niece, Cheryl Ann Lillibridge who showered him with many of his favorites on her frequent visits to the house.
In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his former wife, Jacqueline J. (Roof) Lillibridge; a daughter, Diana Lynn Harris; two brothers, Kenneth and Dwight; four sisters, Treva, Katherine, Mildred and Geneieve.
Calling hours will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton with the funeral procession leaving at 2:15 P.M. from the funeral home to travel to Prairie Chapel Cemetery where Graveside Services will be held with Wayne's good friend and Shaw-Barton co-worker, Pastor Charles Warren officiating.
Memoriums may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
The online guestbook may be signed at www.coshoctontribune.com.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on June 28, 2014